[MIAMI, FL] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have Miami local Emeka with his latest single LIKE A DIAMOND. When you know you were born for greatness, this track is for you. Emeka even mentions in order for diamonds to become diamonds, they need to under massive amounts of pressure in order to shine bright. Take that as life advice, you gotta work hard under pressure and prevailing into what you want to be. LIKE A DIAMOND, is a very melodic track that gives you a bit of R&B vibes to it. Currently, Emeka is working on his third album which is set to release this year. If you’re diggin’ Emeka’s flow and vibe, make sure to follow him on all his links below:
[VIRGINIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have independent artist Vizualye with his latest single UNBELIEVEABLE. Visualye emphasizes in his music by expressing how passionate he is as a writer. Inspired by alternative bands like 3 Doors Down and rap poets like Nas. UNBELIEVABLE is off Vizualye upcoming album entitled The Awakening. The single has a hip-hop/R&B style to it. Warren Young makes an appearance on the track with his vocals for the hook. UNBELIEVEBEABLE has a chill vibe while Vizualye expresses how he feels about someone who he cares about. If you’re diggin’ Vizualye makes sure to check out his link below.
[CALIFORNIA] Releasing his second single off GIRLIE MAGAZINES his newly released album COVERUPS by hip-hop artist The Wilde. The track empathizes the opportunities of giving people second chances. Hoping the best will come back once more. The Wilde discusses his first love, summer nights, first heartbreaks, and Warped Tour. I really like how the track was fused from “A Lack of Color” by Death Cab for Cutie and “Against the Bottom” by Grieves. Dope track! Stay tuned from more from The Wilde and don’t forget to check out his new album COVERUPS.
Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop lyricist J. Nolan with his latest short one-take style music video called GAME POINT. This visual is to get things started after he took a bit of a hiatus due to focusing more on performing live at shows, getting his music licenses, and building relationships within the music business.
GAME POINT serves as the introduction to his forthcoming project entitled Rise of ATLantis. The project is dedicated to his home town of Atlanta. Which in wants to create a balance of lyrical driven content, soulful hip-hop, and a bit of trap music. I find the visual to be interpretative. As you see him recite his lyrics in the elevator once he’s down he’s on the way up. Looking forward to hearing more dope content from J. Nolan.
[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have emerging rap artist Caine bringing us his latest single titled SUMMER NIGHTS. The chilled out anthem reflects his life experiences with this fusion of hip-hop and R&B. I see Caine expresses the increase in his support has brought him attention from the ladies. In this case, are they just calling him cause his balling now? It don’t matter to Caine, cause he’s living his life to the fullest, without the need to be tied down. Enjoy SUMMER NIGHTS and don’t forget to press repeat.
Here’s where I film my reaction to a music video from an indie artist. This time on Season Two Episode One, I’m watching Miami Hip-Hop Artist FayBN with his music video “X GIRLFRIEND“. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!
[FLORIDA+ATLANTA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have Rapper/R&B artist Teddy Harris. I consider him an R&B artist considering he has so much soul when it comes to his melodies. And with his second single STARR, off Teddy Harris’ upcoming debut project “Tell H.E.R. I Said…“. The song is dedicated to the ladies and really provides a groovy-fun vibe. Teddy Harris is descriptive about the one who caught his eye. Currently, we are waiting for the visual to his single! Expect it real soon and get the alert by following Teddy Harris on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have upcoming artist by the name of Johnny Brown with his latest single CHAMPAGNE ON A YACHT. For only being 20 years old he’s eyes are on the horizon. With collaborating with producer Key Watch, bringing us a track, that you can definitely hear on the radio. The track is smooth, while Johnny Brown expresses his thoughts on his shorty. While sipping on champagne on a yacht. There’s also a music video to his single. Johnny Brown is harmonic and gets all romantic on this one. Stay tuned for more content from Johnny Brown.
[MIAMI, FL] For an artist who has been trying to perfect his craft, we have upcoming hip-hop artist RickyAtoms with his debut Music Video for his single RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE. In collaboration with music producer Hard Dinero. The track focuses on RickyAtoms starting from the bottom and making his way up with his consistent progression. Improving his skills in music from producing beats and writing/recording his lyrics. Besides creating music, RickyAtoms also skateboards. The visual takes place at the Skatepark where we see Ricky skate and other skate enthusiast while the other location is at the studio working on the track with Hard Dinero. The RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE visual really embodies the tracks concept. The single is catchy and puts you on a good vibe throughout. Stay tuned for more content by RickyAtoms.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have Art Morera’s latest music video for his single TEN G’s. Art Morera embraces ‘Twelve AM’ which is not only his brand, but it’s a mentality, a statement. Be thankful for a new day, don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you gotta do because tomorrow isn’t promised, and don’t carry with you today the mistakes made in the past.
On his track TEN G’S, Art Morera expresses the first time he counted 10G’s and what it took to get there. At the end he decides to cut the bullshit and really focus on his goals. Art Morera is lyrical to the T, and embrace his journey with his latest track TEN G’S, over a beat he produced himself. Make sure you stay connected with Art Morera for the latest with his content by following him on his social media links below:
[CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have multi-talented hiphop artist by the name of Revolution Zo, he also is a producer and songwriter. We have his latest project SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. This soulful project containing ten tracks that really experiments with different styles of music variating from Hip-Hop, Trance, Soul, and Pop. Before we get into the music, let’s get to know a little bit more on who Revolution Zo is and back story.
Let’s go back 2003 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where it all began. Revolution Zo started to create beats and sold them locally to other artists. But then his life shifted when mischief became a factor, he then moved to Clarksville, Tennessee. Revolution Zo was interested in expanding his craft by becoming a song-writer.
The benefits to creating music became like therapy sessions to ease with his troubles with his anger and depression. Revolution Zo embraced the Nashville music scene by showing support by attending and performing at shows. Getting noticed by Def Jam A&R in 2009, but due to some indifferences the contact was lost. Zo decided to take a hiatus and get ready for the next move.
In 2014, Revolution Zo had submitted some material that got a head nod of approval from 9th Wonder on his Ustream Listening Sessions. He even encouraged Zo that his music was dope and related to a different lane, that he should embark. Listening to his advice, Zo started to reconstruct himself and his music and starting to create his next project SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING.
I’m going to review my favorite tracks of SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. I do have to say the artwork alone is extremely eye-catching and sets the mood right for the journey we’re about to embark on.
[01 PSALMS] Revolution Zo is expressing himself melodically through this power introduction. Somewhat hypnotizing Revolution Zo gets you tuned in. The track kinda reminds me that it’s a type of anthem. Gaining control of your life and staying focus no matter what you’re going through.
[02 STRANGE THANGS] The unique production makes it so easy to vibe too. Revolution Zo is about to flow on this track is effortless. Zo breaks down how he comes off a bit strange. When going through struggles he doesn’t like to involve other people. He keeps it to himself and solves it on his own. He takes his mothers words of advice to be grateful and pray for you’re blessings.
[04 NITE AT THE DISCO (FEATURING SKYE)] With this track is completely different from the rest of the tracks. This is fits more in a club late night getting the crowd hype to keep on dancing. Skye adds a nice back vocals on the track. This goes to show that Revolution Zo can adapt to any sounding beat. This track makes you want to move. This is a dope track.
[06 BLACK DESERT] Revolution Zo gets grimy on this dark track on what he feels regarding all the negativity live can endure. Its like the negativity speaks through the track on the deep vocal. With God on his side he will be able to defeat these demons and speak a better path.
[07 RUNNING AWAY (FEATURING LOLLIEVOX)] I feel like everyone can relate to this track. When dealing with a bunch of issues and feel like you can’t break through. You feel the best way to get out of it is by running away. But in the end you figure the best way to deal with your issues is facing them. Revolution Zo tone on this track gives us an artist that’s opening up and expressing himself the best way he can and that’s through his music. Lollievox makes an appearance on the track.
[10 SUMMER LOTUS (FEATURING RUFUS DAWKINS)] On this track Revolution Zo expresses how he feels about someone he finds attractive, smart, and could possibility fall in love with. R&B & Soul flows through the production while Rufus Dawkins adds some melodic vocals to the track.
“Rev. Zo musical style can be described as melodic rap with introspect, it would seem that he acquires ability to lay his insecurities on record and expose his philosophical personifications as an emotional artist, dealing with expansive and nebulous feelings in acute and often self-destructive ways” – Press Release.
This concludes my review on Revolution Zo’s album SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. I broke down my favorite tracks, and overall it’s definitely a solid project. We would love to know what you guys think about Revolution Zo music. Make sure you stay in the loop and follow Revolution Zo on all his social media links below:
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have SoFlo Rapper Ivan Magaña with his latest single RAP GAME JESUS. Ivan Magaña really stands on his own with his unique flow and style. Setting his own values by promoting peace, positivity, and happiness. RAP GAME JESUS gives us chill vibes, over witty lyrics. Ivan Magaña is the Happy Hippie who can rap. This track definitely earns a repeat! RAP GAME JESUS expresses on the track what he’s up to and how he’s determine on creating his music and living life. Stay tuned for more content by the Happy Hippie Ivan Magaña.
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artists BreeZie & Phranchize with the first visual for their single COULDN’T WAIT featuring Philly’s own Dubby of Team Loko. The track becomes a feel-good anthem expressing getting through their struggles and enjoying life to the fullest. From the choices of locations of the video, it emphasizes the “from death to life” message and even “from struggle to success”. I find it to be more like “dealing with bad usually means something better will come along”. Visuals brought to you by Hued Productions. You can find COULDN’T WAIT on BreeZie & Phranchize EP entitled MixedTape. If you’re diggin the vibes on this one make sure you let em’ know.
[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have hip-hop artist Amiel Divine with his latest single MAKE IT HAPPEN. Growing up Amiel Divine was influenced by 90s artist since his father used to tour with NWA and Eazy E back in the 80s. He was able to sit in on studio sessions and really learned from hands on experience. It was bound in his destiny to go after his own dream of becoming a hip-hop artist. Currently, Amiel Divine is signed by West Coast Active-Recording Label Quality Dubs.
[FUN FACT] Amiel Divine’s debut CD A Work In Progress was produced by KP, who is Bruno Mars’ ex-drummer. MAKE IT HAPPEN lets the listener know that he’s willing to do whatever he has to make it happen. I like the production and how Amiel Divine makes the track his own with his vocals and lyrics. If you’re diggin’ Amiel Divine’s content make sure you follow him below:
[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com with AfterPxrty latest single CAYENNE DREAMS. You can find this track on AfterPxrty’s EP titled My East Grand Rapids Yacht Club. One thing I really like about AfterPxrty music that I feel like he raps from the heart. Expressing his emotions through struggles and inspiring the ones who need it. He’s flow is great and the production keeps your head moving. CAYENNE DREAMS definitely deserves a repeat. Make sure you stayed tuned for more content from AfterPxrty, My East Grand Rapids Yacht Club EP is available on all online streaming services.
[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] On this mixtape review we are debuting Dork/Gamer/Hip-Hop-Nerdcore Producer/Artist and Writer NonSenze with his latest mixtape GAMEDORK: Eat Sleep Kill Robots. One thing that really stands out about NonSenze is his inspiration for his music, from 80’s /90’s Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B, old-school video games, zombie flicks, marijuana, movies & basically all things that are apart of the geek culture. While growing up in the era of Hip-Hop, where it was extremely important to sound original. Nonsenze tried to utilize what he’s learned from the greats of the past and present, to attempt to inspire future artist to find that spark of creativity.
Part 1 of 2 mixtapes, GAMEDORK: Eat Sleep Kill Robots has eighteen tracks. All titled with tracks inspired from his passed from video games, movies, and moments. Let’s see what I think about Nonsenze’s project with my review.
[01. I LOVE GOLD] Starting off the mixtape, we have a very familiar sample in the hook. Remember in the Austin Powers movie, the Mike Myers character Goldmember yelling “I Love Gold“. One thing that I find to be really makes the track stand out is Nonsenze’s flow, it really just entices you to listen more. Nonsenze is also very witty with his lyrics.
[03. DEAR PRINCESS] I really like the 8-bit retro gaming production on this track. Nonsenze and featured artist My Purple Monkey go in-depth with their story-telling on their adventure to go and save Princess Peach. I love the Super Mario samples and references. Nonsenze gets romantic on this one.
[05. FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S] Even though I’ve never seen or played Five Nights At Freddys, but I’m very familiar with how popular it is. I decided to look it up and Five Nights at Freddy’s, is a point-and-click survival mystery horror video game created by Scott Cawthon. That sounds pretty badass, and Nonsenze opened the door to this video game. In the track he describes how long his shift will be (level), trying to survive the game seems intense. I love the hook! It’s extremely catchy!
[07. IM FLOATING] This track is dope, it reminds me of a mix of Gym Class Heroes with a dash of Outkast. Nonsenze is so descriptive with his story-telling. I can visualize everything he mentions. Nonsenze talks about how his floating alone and in his own element. I really like his flow on this one.
[08. GOTTA CATCH EM’ ALL] If it’s not obvious, this track is about Pokemon. The production brings a dark element to the track while Nonsenze mentions a list of Pokemon he’s attempting to catch. Searching for Pokemon has become an epidemic since it’s taking over Nonsenze’s reality. Who can blame him? I feel the same way… How many Pokemon does Nonsenze mention on this track?
[12. SUPER NINTENDO] How can you not like this track? Nonsenze goes in with the Biggie Sample of Super Nintendo Sega Genesis! I like the switch up from the original track. Nonsenze video game references are on point. He talks about eating weak rappers like Kirby.
[14. SHOVEL CROSS] I like how this track isn’t really about video games. I feel Nonsenze really opens up on this track. He even mentions how he feels about his dads passing. How he feels about rappers who can’t cut it. And how can I not catch The Flash references in the hook regarding Barry Allen’s speed. ⚡️ (Geeked Out, Huge Fan of The Flash Here). The track also features hip-hop artist Geoh. I found this track to be a dope listen and something you can vibe too!
[17. WELCOME TO THE SURFACE] Nonsenze brings to life what life is like on the surface. Unfortunately it’s not the paradise you’ll think of. It’s more like the struggle and the misinformed following along without thinking the consequences. I really get a Kanye West vibe on this one. This is the eye opener track.
This concludes my review of Nonsenze’s mixtape GameDork: Eat Sleep Kill Robots (Part 1). Out of the 18 Track project, I was able to breakdown the ones I found to really stand out to me. I find Nonsense’s music is for everyone, but is the perfect backdrop for skateparks, Adult Swim randomness, video games, stoner activities and so much more.
Stay tuned on NikkiSiixx.com where we will be going in on GAMEDORK: Eat Sleep Kill Zombies another mixtape brought to you by Nonsenze! This kid stays busy besides making music, he also has his own Youtube Channel dedicated to gaming! Make sure you subscribe and follow up with Nonsenze on all his social media links below:
[PHILADELPHIA, PA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have a multi-talented artist by the name of Gerald Hunley. Besides being a rapper, he is also a producer, songwriter, audio engineer, videographer, photographer, and a graphic designer. Definitely a man that is a jack of all trades. On his latest single AT YO DOOR, the track was created randomly at 10AM and took 3 hours to complete it. AT YO DOOR embodies that this is him and his crew is coming for that top. Gerald Hunley gives us a track to vibe too, you can definitely hear this at the club. Stay tuned for more content from Gerald Hunley.
On the next Website Recommendation we have an upcoming hip-hop site with music promotion, music business, artist development advice and so much more! We have ArtistShortcut.com. Their blog is dedicated in helping out underground hip-hop artist with some insightful blog posts. I read up on on few of their articles focusing on how artist can create the best home studios for the best price. Even the best sounding equipment for 2017! I really like how this site really thinks outside the box and really presents different avenues for artists/producers to improve their ways to create music efficiently. Stay tuned for more content from ArtistShortcut.com. And make sure to follow them via TWITTER to get the latest updates!